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Events DC backs Washington’s Overwatch franchise

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, has signed on as the signature sponsor of the Washington Justice as it prepares to make its debut in esports competition the Overwatch League.

The Justice will be one of eight expansion franchises for the second season of Overwatch League. As part of the agreement, Events DC will be the exclusive patch sponsor on the front of the player jerseys.

Throughout the season, their partnership will also provide live event experiences, content and access to the greater DC region’s Overwatch community and beyond. Washington Esports Ventures and Events DC will organise live-watch party experiences.

The team’s inaugural season will be played at Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California, and in the future the franchise will play at home in a venue in Washington, DC.

“This partnership is a natural fit for us, as a part of the city’s greater vision to position the District as an esports capital,” Gregory O’Dell, president and chief executive of Events DC, said.

“DC’s first Overwatch team is a prime example of our strategic efforts with our partners across the city to grow and reinforce our commitment to DC’s esports market and exploding fanbase. We look forward to growing our partnership and bringing even more esports live event experiences to the District.”